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Every Person Who Has Been Immortalized in a Google Doodle

Updated December 21, 2020 61.2k views1.3k items

List RulesAll people who have been in Google Doodles, listed by most recent.

Who are the most influential people in history? Here's a good place to start. This is a list of every person who has ever been immortalized in a Google Doodle, in order from the very first to the most recent. The first Google Doodle appeared on on August 30, 1998, in honor of Burning Man, surprising visitors to the search engine homepage. It wasn't until 2001 that the very first real person was commemorated. In November of that year, a Google Doodle honored Claude Monet, artistically drawn in the style of the painter's famous water lilies. For more than a decade since, Google has celebrated artists, inventors, poets, musicians, activists, mathematicians, scientists, singers, architects, and hundreds of other people who have made positive contributions to the world as we know it. Every famous person who has been in a Google Doodle is listed in the order in which his or her Doodle appeared on the famous website, along with the date—or multiple dates, when applicable. While most of these cool and interesting people were honored on their birthdays, many others have been recognized on important anniversaries of their work. There is also a picture of each person's Google Doodle, and videos for important men and women like Freddie Mercury, Jules Verne, and Maya Angelou, whose Doodles were interactive. 

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    Marie Popelin

    Marie Popelin
    Photo: Google

    December 16, 2020

    Marie Popelin (16 September 1846 – 5 June 1913) was a Belgian lawyer and early feminist political campaigner. Popelin worked with Isabelle Gatti de Gamond in the development of women's education and, in 1888, became the first Belgian woman to receive a doctorate in law. After her accession to the bar was refused, Popelin went on to have an active career as the leader of Belgian League for Women's Rights. She died in 1913 without ever gaining admission to the bar.... more on Wikipedia
    • Profession: Lawyer
    • Age: Dec. at 67 (1846-1913)
    • Birthplace: Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1282

    Zinaida Serebriakova

    Zinaida Serebriakova
    Photo: Google

    December 10, 2020

    Zinaida Yevgenyevna Serebriakova (Russian: Зинаи́да Евге́ньевна Серебряко́ва; née Lanceray (Russian: Лансере); 12 December [O.S. 30 November] 1884 – 19 September 1967) was a Russian (later French) painter.... more on Wikipedia
    • Profession: Artist
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1884-1967)
    • Birthplace: Russia
  • Arthur Lewis
    Photo: Google

    December 10, 2020

    Sir William Arthur Lewis (23 January 1915 – 15 June 1991) was an economist well known for his contributions in the field of economic development. In 1979 he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. He had dual Saint Lucian and British citizenships.... more on Wikipedia
    • Profession: Economist
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1915-1991)
    • Birthplace: Castries, Saint Lucia
  • 1280

    Kateryna Vasylivna Bilokur

    Kateryna Vasylivna Bilokur
    Photo: Google

    December 7, 2020

    Kateryna Vasylivna Bilokur (Ukrainian: Катерина Василівна Білокур; December 7 [O.S. November 24] 1900 – 9 June 1961) was a Ukrainian folk artist born in the Kiev Oblast. After an unpromising start, her works became known in the late 1930s and 1940s for their interest in nature. She was named People's Artist of Ukraine.... more on Wikipedia
    • Profession: Artist
    • Age: Dec. at 61 (1900-1961)
    • Birthplace: Poltava Governorate